The top hard rock and metal stories from Loudwire and around the web for April 17, 2014:

- Foo Fighters Reach Halfway Point on New Album: [Loudwire]

- Five Amazing Maynard James Keenan Vocal Performances: [Loudwire]

- Rob Zombie Working on New Album: [Loudwire]

- Mastodon Unleash New Song 'High Road' From Upcoming Album: [Loudwire]

- Korn Honor Late Touring Guitarist Shane Gibson: [Loudwire]

- Nirvana Members Talk Rock Hall Gig, Courtney Love Encounter + Possibility of Future Shows: [Loudwire]

- Sevendust's Lajon Witherspoon Discusses 'Time Travelers & Bonfires,' Acoustic Shows + More: [Loudwire]

- Wovenwar Frontman Shane Blay Confirms He'll Also Continue With Oh Sleeper: [Loudwire]

- Black Flag Principles Settle Lawsuit: [Loudwire]

- Queens of the Stone Age Perform With Nick Oliveri for First Time in 10 Years: [Loudwire]

- Top 10 Malcolm Young AC/DC Songs: [Ultimate Classic Rock]

- Paul Stanley on His Childhood: 'I Was Simply Determined to Find My Way Out': [Ultimate Classic Rock]

- Sammy Hagar Assembles Another All-Star Band for 'History of Rock' Tour Dates: [Ultimate Classic Rock]

- A Conversation With Toadies: [Rock It Out! Blog]